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Ski and snowboard swap raises $19,000 for OMS

This year's Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap was, once again, a successful fundraiser for Okemo Mountain School.  The swap raised more than $19,000 for the school. Proceeds will go toward operating costs in order to keep tuition as affordable as possible for all students. The event was well attended and customers found outstanding deals on new and used winter outdoor gear!

Mariel Meringolo, Head of School and organizer of the event says, "I would like to gratefully acknowledge all of volunteers who donated their time, as well as all of the mountain personnel who went above and beyond their normal duties to provide support to the event. Without all of the volunteers and the help of the mountain, the Ski Swap could never have been such a success. Everyone's efforts are greatly appreciated by the entire school community."

Dates for the 2013 Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap have already been set: Equipment Drop-off, Nov. 16, 17 and 20; Sale, Nov. 22-24.

Okemo Mountain School is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the academic and athletic development of serious snow sports athletes.  Student athletes are given the opportunity to train in alpine ski racing or snowboarding, while pursuing a rigorous course of academic study.  Okemo Mountain School relies heavily on fundraisers like the Swap to help keep tuition affordable.